Vitiligo Long Island
Vitiligo: This skin disease often forms on both sides of the body as shown here on the knees.
Vitiligo (vit-uh-lie-go) causes the skin to lose color. Patches of lighter skin appear. Some people develop a few patches. Others lose much more skin color.
Vitiligo usually affects the skin, but it can develop anywhere we have pigment. Patches of hair can turn white. Some people lose color inside their mouths. Even an eye can lose some of its color.
People of all races and ethnicities get vitiligo.
Vitiligo is not contagious. It is not life-threatening. But, vitiligo can be life-altering. Some people develop low self-esteem, no longer want to hang out with friends or develop serious depression. Most people have vitiligo for life, so it’s important to develop coping strategies.
A coping strategy that helps many people is to learn about vitiligo. Another helpful strategy is to connect with others who have vitiligo.
Learn more about vitiligo:
- Vitiligo: Signs and symptoms
- Vitiligo: Who gets and causes
- Vitiligo: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome
- Vitiligo: Tips for managing
"My whole family sees Dr. Cavallo as our dermatologist. He is so patient and understanding...."
"MiraDry has really helped to boost my self esteem. Before MiraDry, doing nothing would make..."
"Dr. Cavallo is such a great doctor. I was concerned about the deep wrinkles around..."
"Dr. Horlick is the only dermatologist I have met who does such a thorough exam...."
"I can't believe how good my skin looks since I met Dr. Horlick. Since my..."
View before & after photos
of actual patients.
Request a Consultation
- Use Our Site to Schedule Your Appointment! We Will Call You To Confirm The Date and Time of Your Visit To Our Practice.